Blacks See Job Discrimination as Chronic
Two-thirds of all African Americans report that discrimination is commonly encountered when blacks apply for a job (67%), a view shared by only 20% of whites and 36% of Hispanics.
Second-generation Latinos Fluent in English
Nearly nine-in-ten second generation Latinos in the U.S. say they can carry on a conversation in English very well compared with only 23% of first-generation adult Latinos.
Hispanic Partisan Split
Some 57% of Hispanic registered voters now say they are Democrats or lean Democratic while just 23% align with the Republican Party — a 34-percentage-point gap in partisan affiliation.
Pakistanis Supporting U.S. War on Terrorism
That’s the small proportion of Pakistanis who say they support America’s anti-terror campaign; nearly six-in-ten oppose it.
No Campaign Fatigue in Iowa
“Despite the long-running and intense political contests for their attention, seven-in-ten likely voters in Iowa’s caucuses say they still find the campaign interesting, compared with 57% of likely voters in New Hampshire, 48% in South Carolina and 45% nationally.
Speaking in Tongues
That the number of pentecostals in the U.S. who say they speak or pray in tongues weekly or more frequently. About half (51%) say that the services they attend frequently include people speaking in tongues, prophesying or manifesting other signs of the Spirit.
Pakistanis Say Suicide Bombings Justified
A few months before the assassination of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, only 9% of Pakistanis said that suicide attacks and other forms of violence against civilians are often or sometimes justified, a sharp decline from the 41% who expressed this view in 2004.
About half of Americans say they are bothered at least somewhat by the commercialization of Christmas.
Happiness and Religious Attendance
People who attend religious services weekly or more are happier (43% very happy) than those who attend monthly or less (31%); or seldom or never (26%).
Republicans Most Satisfied with Personal Finances
About 8-in-10 Republicans now say they are “pretty well satisfied” with the way things are going for them financially. By comparison, only 54% of both independents and Democrats subscribe to that view, the largest partisan gap in 20 years of Pew values surveys.